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20 days ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

déplacer pour une démarche

Context:

Quelle haute personnalité du Reich pouvait encore, malgré la gravité des événements, devant l’avance alliée, dans Paris soulevé et investi, déplacer pour une démarche que d’autres jugeraient d’utilité secondaire le général responsable d’une bataille en cours ? Une telle question ne laisse entrevoir qu’une seule réponse.

 

 

The answer of martynback  See profile was rated best

Which high-ranking personality [...] could still have the general [...] make a journey to do something that others would consider of secondary importance?

My comment:

The idea is that you'd need to be someone of very high rank indeed to get the general (who was busy fighting a battle at the time) to take action on something that many people would consider to be of relatively little importance.